Friday, October 21, 2016

#Inktober2016 | Days 11-20


It's time for another Inktober roundup! I feel like I'm comfortable with using ink again now, and am getting a better idea of what will work in this medium, which has allowed me to be a bit more experimental. I'm still generally trying to stick to an aesthetic of dark backgrounds and limited colour palettes though, as I'm thinking of making a zine of my images and want them to look fairly cohesive.
On day 11 I did a green pumpkin surrounded by pumpkin leaves and flowers. This was based on a photo I took when I was visiting a huge allotment which had a big pumpkin patch. I used black Brian Clegg drawing ink, a Kuretake Bimoji pen for the outlines, a Pentel Aquash brush pen filled with watered down ink, and Winsor and Newton inks in Emerald Green and Sunshine Yellow.


On day 12 I drew a black cat with a silver stripe on its face. For this I used a Kuretake Bimoji pen for the outlines, a Pentel Pocket Brush pen and some black Brian Clegg Drawing Ink for filling in the cat, a Pentel Aquash brush pen filled with watered down ink for the background, and Winsor and Newton inks in Silver and Sunshine Yellow for the details.


On day 13 I thought it only right to draw something witchy, so out came a witch ht, cauldron, broom and black cat on a starry background. I used black Brian Clegg drawing ink and a Pentel Pocket Brush pen for filling in, a Kuretake Bimoji pen for the outlines, a Pentel Aquash brush pen filled with watered down ink for the background, and Winsor and Newton inks in Silver and Sunshine Yellow.


The drawings I did on days 14 and 15 were done working from photographs by a lovely lady I know through facebook (and who is one of the people responsible for the amazing Faerie Magazine). She had a couple of very fairy tale looking nature photos which I adapted slightly to be a tiny bit more fantastical.


I used black Brian Clegg drawing ink, a Pentel Pocket Brush pen, a Kuretake Bimoji pen for the outlines and some of the shading, a Pentel Aquash brush pen filled with watered down ink for the shading, and Winsor and Newton inks in Sunshine Yellow for both drawings, Emerald Green, Peat Brown, Ultramarine, White, and Deep Red for the lower drawing.



On day 16 I drew a Baba Yaga hut. I've always been fascinated by her chicken legged hut, and I recently found out that it may be based on Sami food storage buildings, which are raised on tree trunk stilts. It's always so interesting finding the origins of fairy tales! Most of this was done with the Kuretake Bimoji pen, with Brian Clegg black Drawing Ink for the background, the Pentel Aquash fille with watered down ink for the shading, and Winsor and Newton inks in Vermilion and Sunshine Yellow for the coloured details.


On day 17 I drew some Amanita Jacksonii fungi. I tried to make it look a bit like an illustration in a botanical book, with the fungi at different stages in their life cycle. 


On day 18 I did the same with Amanita Regalis. At some point I would like to illustrate all the different fungi in the amanita family, as a super nerdy project. These were done with Winsor and Newton inks in Vermilion and Sunshine Yellow for the Amanita Jacksonii and Peat Brown, sunshine Yellwo and White for the Amanita Regalis. I used Brian Clegg black Drawing Ink for the background and black detailing, unbranded fineliner pen for all the outlines and line detail, and the Pentel Aquash filled with watered down ink for the shading.


On day 20 I drew some yellow leaves I found on my way home. I decided to go for a softer look with this one, so did the detailing in brown rather than black. For this I used black Brian Clegg Drawing Ink for the background, unbranded fineliner pen for the outlines, and Winsor and Newton inks in Sunshine Yellow, Peat Brown and Deep Red for the leaves.

Only eleven days left to go now! Which of my Inktobers is your favourite so far?

You can see my previous Inktobers here.

1 comments:

  1. They are all lovely, though I think I like the Amanita Regalis and the day 14 & 15 drawings best. I just went and bought sunshine yellow ink for myself, all thanks to you and the beautiful art you make with it. :)

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